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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Whiting, Reanna (Sara) Elise
URN etd-03082012-151418
Title Development and Validation of the Adolescent Thought Control Questionnaire (TCQ-A)
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Davis III, Thompson Committee Chair
Gouvier, William Drew Committee Member
Matthews, Russel Committee Member
Keywords
  • Children
  • Anxiety
  • GAD
  • OCD
  • Adolescents
  • Thought Suppression
Date of Defense 2011-11-06
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Despite receiving widespread attention in the adult literature, virtually no information about the effects of thought suppression currently exists using a developmental psychopathology perspective in adolescents. The current study describes the development and preliminary validation of The Adolescent Thought Control Questionnaire, a self-report measure of thought suppression strategy use among adolescents. A principal factor analysis revealed an identical factor structure to the adult Thought Control Questionnaire (Wells & Davies, 1994) and included subscales measuring Distraction, Reappraisal, Social, Worry, and Punishment strategies. Adequate evidence of internal and test-retest reliability was obtained. The TCQ-A evidenced strong validity when tested for relations to measures of internalizing symptoms among adults. Implications for models of adolescent psychopathology as well as assessment and treatment are discussed.
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